posted 4 years ago

Belt-Up This Pancake’s Day

The IAM, the UK’s largest road safety charity, is urging drivers and their passengers to belt-up.

The IAM, the UK’s largest road safety charity, is urging drivers and their passengers to “belt-up”. Overall, 19% of people admit to not wearing their seatbelts in the back of vehicles, and 9% of drivers say they do not wear their seatbelts in the front.

IAM Director of Policy, Neil Greig, explained: “Everyone should look after their loved ones. Research shows that one in five occupants killed in crashes were not wearing seatbelts. That’s more than 300 preventable deaths a year. He added: That’s why we are asking drivers and passengers to make sure everyone is buckled up.”

As such, the IAM suggests that:

- Drivers, tell your passengers to wear their seatbelts - and passengers, return the favour.

- Always wear a seat belt, even on short journeys.

- Don’t let extra people in without belts or let them share the same belt.

- Check your headrest. It should be level with the top of your head.

- Make sure all passengers are belted up before setting off. Check children yourself, and ensure that they don’t undo or slip out of seatbelts. Children up to 135cm tall need a suitable restraint.

- If you are pregnant wear the lap restraint under your bump.